Hi! My name is Amanda, I am 26 years old, and have been studying the French language and culture for 14 years. I work in Boston doing sales for an HR Tech company and tutor French in my spare time. I have been to Montreal once, Quebec twice, and visited Paris for the first time this past winter.
Q & A
What is your teaching philosophy?
The best way to learn is to learn by doing! Memorizing a language isn't going to be as helpful as learning it in a way that feels natural to you.
What might you do in a typical first session with a student?
I'd want to get a feel for their experience and comfort-ability with the language, so I'd have them practice a few writing, reading, and speaking exercises.
How can you help a student become an independent learner?
By making it interesting for them from the very start.